PLTL (Peer-Led Team Learning) is an innovative model in chemistry education where small groups of students meet weekly for sixty-minute workshop sessions led by a Peer Leader. Together, the group works through challenging chemistry problem sets that are designed to encourage various problem solving strategies alone, in pairs, and in groups. PLTL has proven to be an effective learning tool for many chemistry students here at WVU!
No. PLTL is a voluntary student academic resource, but in order to participate in the program, you must make a commitment to attend all of the workshops. PLTL is all about working together as a group and thinking through simple and difficult chemical concepts. This is next to impossible if you do not attend week to week. So you must maintain “good” attendance at your weekly PLTL sessions. Therefore, PLTL participants will be allowed two absences. An excess of absences will result in the participant relinquishing their position in the group to someone on the waiting list.
What courses offer PLTL support here at WVU?
We will provide PLTL support for Chem 115, and Chem 116, and 233 for the Fall and Spring semesters. .
Who are these Peer Leaders?
Peer leaders are your fellow WVU students. They have successfully completed several chemistry courses here at WVU and are eager to help you learn to do so as well! Check them out at Meet the Peer Leaders!
What does it cost?
It’s free! There is no financial obligation. Go here to choose a PLTL session and sign-up.
For more information, please contact the PLTL program director.